Jerry Kenney

Host, All Things Considered and Producer, WYSO Weekend

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:17 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Wright Brothers 'Documentation' Part of Mayfield Photo Collection at Dayton History

Marvin Christian (right) and Dayton History President, Brady Kress
Credit JerrKenney / WYSO

Last week we told you about a newly discovered photograph calling into question the Wright Brothers claim to the “first in flight” title.  The photograph in question was actually a photograph of a photograph, and the controversy brought out local aviation experts disputing the claim.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon April 1, 2013

WYSO Weekend: March 31, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 31, 2013 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney wraps up the week's news with the latest on how furloughs will affect Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the latest studies on how Ohio's medical claims costs may change.

-Next Steps for Miami U After Grade Tampering, by Jerry Kenney

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Education
7:49 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

SOCHE 20X20 Challenge One Year Update

A year ago, SOCHE – the Southwestern Ohio Council on Higher Education - launched and initiative to increase the number of internships in the region.  It’s called the 20-by-20 challenge, and its goal is to create 20,000 internships by 2020. 

After one year, SOCHE Executive Director Sean Creighton says the 20x20 challenge has increased the number of internships in southwest Ohio. A modest 7.1 percent – that’s almost 800 new internships, but Creighton says the program is trending in the right direction. 

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Education
7:10 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Next Steps for Miami U After Grade Tampering

Credit Suberlsg

Following the dismissal of two Miami University students found guilty of tampering with grades, the school says they are taking steps to security on their IT syeyems..  

In late October of 2012, a Miami University faculty member contacted IT security and campus police to say that she was sure grades she had entered electronically did not match her paper records.  After a lengthy 

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Around the Miami Valley
9:17 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Young House in Wilberforce Now National Monument

Col. Charles Young House in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Credit Public Domain

In 1974, the Col. Young House in Wilberforce, Ohio was named a national landmark. Today, March 25th, 2013, it received an even higher honor; The home now stands as a national monument. 

In a closed ceremony, President Barack Obama used executive authority to designate five new national monuments. Using powers given to him under the Antiquities Act of 1906, the President issued protections for 5 "historic or ecologically significant sites around the country" - including the Col. Charles Young House.  

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